Browse the top-ranked list of Compact Routers below along with associated reviews and opinions.
Great !...It's Ok...Compact yet powerful...I do not seem to see any speed gain (because speed really depends on the internet plan you subscribe to) but yes, it did extend my wi-fi range so now I can sit in my backyard and browse happy...like I am not in my mom's house on a dial-up connection anymore....I have had this router for 4 months now and I have never had an issue with this router, it's easy to install, saves me money on my time warner bill, but it worries me that dust can get into the little holes it has all around....This is a great modem, hardly ever loses signal and the signal is always strong, allows you to set up two different connections, a regular one for everyday Internet use and a 5G one for faster speed for downloading - watching movies and music etc.
802.11ac Dual Band GigabitThere's fast, faster, and then there's the AC1750.
Grab the highest cable speed currently available and AC WiFi in one smoking fast device. The AC1750 WiFi router and integrated DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem-with up to 680 Mbps-combine to deliver the ultimate in HD streaming, online gaming perfomance, multi-device connectivity, and works with all major cable ISPs.
It is ok...5 stars....it is very compact and fits anywhere...I am very happy with this purchase I have a great signal in both 5.0Ghz and 2.4Ghz I have seen complaints about 5.0Ghz but I have had no problems my router is in the basement and I can be anywhere in my house and get a great signal....It works OK in my house but every once in a while I have to close and reset my connection for it to reconnect to my internet.Sometimes its slow on streaming movies so they buffer for a while but mostly it works good....it has the one touch set up, on my tv and blue ray, I click a button for one touch set up of the router, go press the little button on the top of the router and all the settings are done, nice.
Share, stream and access stored media across your network. This Belkin router provides steady and reliable Wi-Fi coverage, even while everyone in the house is online.
Good unit...good bye...Easy to use and compact...Easy inastalation...just follow the steps it was that easy...only once I got a puzzled for a second and that was when I tried to connect to it wirrelessly just after instaling the router... so what I did was reset my computer and my router and that did it every thing was working perfectly.......I was gonna get a belkin the cheapest one but the worker talked me out of it and told me belkin had tons of problems and said this was better, I usually dont believe what they say but for 10 bucks more I figured might as well....When running a speed test in these areas I was getting an average of 4 Mbps download speed and only 1 Mbps upload speeds and it is very common for me to lose the signal all together and then I have to unplug and re-plug in my router to get it to reset and work again.
Keep your Wi-Fi connection strong anywhere in the house with this NETGEAR router. Monitor your network with the NETGEAR genie app, keep track of your kids with parental controls, and use multiple devices simultaneously for downloading, gaming and more.
Great Buy....Good deal...It is compact so it will not take up a lot of room....(full time college student) I went with AT&T as an ISP due to the fact they were running an excellent special in my locale, but I opted out of the equipment they offer....It is nice to finally have a product that everyone in the house can be on the various tech items and not have to argue over who's turn it is to go reset the wifi....A good product, and while I had a bit of difficulty with installation, the experience apparently was not as bad as several acquaintences have had installing 3rd party products on the BellSouth network.
This modem and router combo features a full-rate ADSL 2/2+ modem, a 4-port Ethernet switch and a dual-antenna wireless-N router in one unit for a wide range of high-speed connection options.
5 stars....It's ok....Compact and faster network...This cable modem router provides strong Wifi signal for the first floor, but does not provide strong Wifi signal for the second floor (2 storage house with 2100 sqft) when I have this modem installed on the first floor....Turned out it Was not the problem... I decided to keep this unit because I like how small it was and how well it works (now that Comcast finally ran a new line to my place!) Good value, works great with multiple devices using WIFI....Great product not only was it 100% satisfactory it over delivered in almost all ways I could imagine this is a wonderful router and modem easy to install easy set up would recommend for anybody.
Enjoy fast downloads and more with this NETGEAR N600 C3700-100NAS dual-band wireless-N router, which delivers data transfer rates up to 300 Mbps + 300 Mbps for rapid performance. DLNA capability lets you stream media stored on compatible devices.
Great buy!...Good deal....It's compact and works very well....Routers have improved greatly over the years but this wireless router was easy to set up, with great directions and offered some new features like a guest wireless network that I really love for visitors to my home....As a former networking guy I like to go in to the router through a browser and it made me go around installing the program which was a pain but other than that it's a really good home router even with multiple devices....Also, due to many medical issues I am home streaming TV - Movies on Netflix, SteamPix, OnDemand a lot on my TV using my BluRay or Wii or on my iPad 4 or iPad 5 and this router provides great speed!
With a strong Wi-Fi connection and reduced buffering, this Linksys router lets your household enjoy uninterrupted entertainment, downloading and more. Plus, you can keep track of your kids’ online activity with Linksys Connect parental control.
Super fast...Not bad...Compact & Quick...I re-synced all of my devices to the new router (3 smart phones, iPad Air, Kindle, HP Desktop, Apple laptop, work laptop, 2 smart TV’s, Chromecast, Sony smart Blue ray DVD player, as well as a couple more smart phones for frequent visitors, and two more Kindles for the same visitors)....I received this product for free as part of Belkin's Friends + Family Program: Over the last few weeks I have spent quite a bit of time with this new Linksys WRT 1900 ACS Router and I can honestly say that this is one of the better high end routers that I have used....PROS ? 1.6 GHz dual core processor can handle multiple users and lots ot data ? Total of 4 networks: 2 regular and 2 guest - all with separate passwords ? Guest networks can be turned on and off ? Parental control for those who need it ? Can decide what devices you want to give priority to ? Great Network map - nice to be able to see devices that are connected to the network.
Work and play online with less interruption. This Linksys router comes equipped with technology that zeroes in on each laptop, tablet, smartphone and computer in your home, for a clearer, faster Wi-Fi signal every time you log on.
Good item...Love it!...Great looking, sleek and compact....my last one went for 6 years, or more, this one worked the best for getting to the far end of the house, all routers I tryed did not work has good, I did not see paying a lot of money for something that did not work any better!...It drops internet connection at times but not sure if it's the router or just my internet company's fault cos it usually only happens in the wee hours of the night and only for a brief time!...Got it as an alternative to wifi for the new Xbox, would probably work great if I could plug it into the walls but this old hous does not have the third prong plug, still works good usually
Your Wi-Fi network is busy downloading files, streaming media, browsing websites and much more. This NETGEAR router expands your coverage, so everyone can be online at once, without slowdown, lag or disruptions.
Wow !!!...Good one...Nice compact unit...Switched to Linksys EA6350-4A AC1200+ Dual-Band Smart Router after I bought a new Netgear and was not happy with product or support, and had to return item because it was not working right out of the box....The beamforming technology makes the router more reliable since it gives the router, improved range, minimal interference from other devices, fast network speeds, and stable Wi-Fi connection....My only problem is Belkin buying Linksys and changing the user interface, it made a lot more sense, was easy to navigate and most advanced users were well acquainted with the WRT interfaces.
Linksys EA6350-4A AC1200+ Dual-Band Smart Router: This router offers wireless speeds of up to 867Mbps so it can handle demanding tasks like video streaming and online gaming. The USB 3.0 port lets you connect a USB storage device and share files across your network.
5 stars...Great buy...Fast, reliable and compact....-------YES------- Im enjoying this modem combo of everything that it has to offer and feeling a bit future proof for now thanks to it having the 24x8 downstream channels, beamforming for Wi-Fi , and for it being a DOCSIS 3.0 Modem....This is probably a good cable modem, but we did not realize that it would not work for us, because we asked an employee what kind of modem/router would we need for century link and he suggested this one and when we tried to hook it up it did not work and we called and it was the wrong type....I did a speed test 3x all throughout the day just to get an average number on Comcast modem the results where in the middle of the night of course I got the best results but with the new modem I was getting my best numbers in the middle of the day that before I could only get in the middle of the night it is expensive for sure it will take me 26 months to start saving money but the speed increase is sure worth the price
With Wireless-AC speeds up to 1900 Mbps, this NETGEAR Nighthawk C7000-100NAS router helps you set up a reliable network. The DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem with download speeds up to 960 Mbps works with Comcast XFINITY and Time Warner Cable.
5 stars....The best...Compact and to the point...I love this router, it let me go from my standard AT&T router at 54 Mbps, to 300-600 Mbps with the 2.4-5 Ghtz and the option to see who's on my network, the guest access, parental controls and speed, now I feel like I am not in dial up anymore plus ithas gigabit ports and USB acess also....After talking with someone in the store about this item, I reconfirmed the previous information that i had gathered on the Internet and a consumer guide purchasing magazine that I subscribe to about this product, and I can say now that I have it, that I really made a great purchase;good price, great quality, ease it to set up, what else can you ask for????...Features I found unique for a sub-$100 wireless router: Dual n-band - antennae allows for two distinct connections to the router (300 + 300 Mbps), ability to have two non-private SSID associated with the router (allowing people to connect to your router without a password or access to your internal network), and individual connection bandwidth limiting (something usually reserved for expensive routers or requiring a dedicated machine).
Choose this NETGEAR router and receive high level wireless security, the ability to share photos, music and more, and a way to keep track of your kids’ activity online. Plus, with easy installation for tablets, smartphones and computers, you’ll be able to start enjoying Wi-Fi throughout your home right away.
All good....I like...Works well and is compact...have some expertise to set it up so the unit performs properly if you dont then dont waste your money in something that you dont know how to use your self on another note this product is very basic and easy to use I think, also make sure if you want to use the N or 5ghz set up make sure that your devices can support it if not then they will not work....Hi I buy this router to remplace with to rent modem or my provider device I call my provider and the pt in online very esay I install very fast it with all my devices It is very quick internet The set up is very fast The modem os beautiful and it works now very well...Please Note that This DOES work with Comcast Infinity, Comcast will tell you that you need their box for your services to work, but that is not the truth, you will however loose phone service, this unit does not have a phone jack, but I never used that function so it was no loss even though it was bundled.
This ARRIS SURFboard cable modem uses DOCSIS 3.0 technology to ensure speed that lets you surf the Web and download videos, music and images with ease. The integrated wireless network (802.11n) is backward compatible with 802.11b/g access points.
Solid unit...Nice router...Compact and Powerful...The WRT3200 ACM router is extremely fast as well as reliable, I currently have 32 devices connected to this router as well as 4 NAS Servers for streaming movies, and 4 Nest Security camera running in HD, this router has handled everything with no issues what so ever, the WRT3200 ACM is an upgrade from the WRT1900 ACS, I was hestitant to spend the money on the 3200 since the 1900 ACS was still relatively new, but have to admit, the upgrade was worth it....You will have to connect with a cable to the router to finish the setup It has some nice features like multiple wifi bands as well as a guest band (for houseguest or a business) and remote access to your wifi network you can login from anywhere I did not notice a significant upgrade in speed or connection from my Verizon modem/router If you have an Ethernet cable modem only this would be a fine product to add wifi to your home....What I can tell you is that over 200 feet away outside that I could still connect and use the internet ( on my phone.) It could probably connect even further and this is indication that it will work well in larger homes ( my apartment is on the 2nd floor of brick building.) Overall - I do recommend this router if you have a lot of devices or if you are in a large home.
Connect your external wireless devices to the internet with this Linksys dual-band router. Two 5Ghz bands support both high-end gaming and low-end applications without compromising speed, and remote management lets you make adjustments from any location. This Linksys dual-band router has a sleek design that integrates easily into most workspaces.
Great buy...Love it....It is compact for me....I was without internet for 21 days when Frontier bought Verizon internet service and DSL was not working--I switched back to Time Warner and rather than rent the modem from them, I bought a combination modem/wireless (Arris Surfboard SBG6700-AC at Best Buy and my internet works and I can connect my Roku and get great reception....The unitized modem/router concept saves space and the unit is functioning well, but not much faster than my earlier Surfboard 6141/Linksys router combination....I have not noticed a difference between the normal connection and the 5G, but I have not had any problems with dropped or slower connections using either.
Enjoy rapid downstream and upstream data with this ARRIS SURFboard SBG6700AC wireless gateway, which features up to 1600 Mbps throughput and front-panel LED lights for simple troubleshooting. The Wi-Fi pairing button makes it easy to connect.
not bad...It Works....It's compact so does not require much space....With many internet providers offering you the ability to purchase your own router/modem to avoid paying additional rental fees for their equipment, this device pays for itself fairly fast....Fast easy to set up and made a huge difference in the speed and performance of all my accessorys totally recommend this product to Someone who is looking for a faster router...The only internet provider we have in the area is TWC, and I refuse to pay a monthly modem fee with them again, especially considering that I would be stuck paying more than what it is worth and I would have to keep resetting it!
Connect to the Web with this NETGEAR N300 C3000-100NAS router, which delivers data transfer speeds up to 300 Mbps via wireless-N for fast media streaming and online gaming. Two 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet ports allow easy wired connectivity.